Appraisals for public-sector clients often have specific requirements. Active in providing Certified Cultural Property and charitable donation appraisals for more than 20 years, Appraisal Associates has museum and institutional clients across Canada. We pride ourselves in meeting deadlines, offering competitive rates, and complying with required standards.

Certified Cultural Property donations

Appraisal Associates works with a large number of cultural institutions across Canada to provide Certified Cultural Property appraisal reports and has great familiarity with the process and the requirements. Our appraisal reports meet or exceed the guidelines established by the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board (CCPERB). We value a wide variety of cultural property ranging from ethnographic artifacts to press photograph archives.

Charitable donations

Addressing the increased accountability requirements for charitable donations of personal property, Appraisal Associates’ reports comply with industry standards and provide museums and institutional clients with substantiated value conclusions. Our appraisal reports contain sufficient detail for the charitable donation process and include accurate descriptions, comparable sales and a consideration of important factors like condition.

Insurance coverage

Risk managers know that insurance coverage appraisal reports are an important part of protecting the assets of a public institution. Appraisal Associates has a great deal of experience with this type of appraisal, and most insurance companies in Canada are familiar with our reports. We can establish an agreed value for works of fine and decorative art in the collections of municipal, provincial and federal institutions.

Insurance loss or damage and claim

Appraisal Associates works with many insurance adjusters who process complex and unusual personal property claims involving art, antiques, and decorative art. As a result, we understand the type of information insurance companies require in a claim-related appraisal report. Appraisal Associates can bring this knowledge and experience to your claim when your insurer asks for proof of value.

Please see our Museums List page for a selection of public institutions that have used our appraisal services over the last 25 years.